"I'm very surprised, you know I felt very comfortable, especially in the environment. It's a family atmosphere and everybody got along well, and it's shocking, but that's the nature of the business. "I feel a sense of loyalty to anything that is Buccaneer. Jon Gruden was definitely a Buccaneer, he gave his all in everything. He was very devoted and a passionate guy about the game. I'm still a Buccaneer until March 1 and just the opportunity that he gave me, the organization, the ownership and the Glazers, I trust their decision in knowing that they feel they made the decision to do the right thing." Center Jeff Faine:
"I was very, very shocked," center Jeff Faine said. "I definitely did not see this coming. I thought we would add a couple of pieces to the puzzle and improve on what we had. I thought we had a solid foundation. Now, we're going to have a complete overhaul."
"Despite the wins and losses, Coach Gruden had a certain fire to him. He demanded a lot. I can't complain about him. He found me on the practice squad when I was on the practice squad, down and out, and gave me a chance. How dare I complain about him. It's sad to see." Fullback B.J. Askew:
"I find it shocking. It's kind of like a kid at Christmas who wakes up and finds out all his presents are gone. It's shocking like that. I would have bet my whole contract Coach Gruden and Bruce Allen would be here. Obviously, the Buccaneers decided to go in a different direction." Defensive End Stylez G (Greg) White:
"Yes. It did catch me off-guard. I just work here. Hopefully I'll continue working here next year."